Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2010 Apr;43(2):221-223.

Retroperitoneal Bronchogenic Cyst: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hanyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea. jhkang@hanyang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Hanyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.

Abstract

Bronchogenic cysts are usually located in the pulmonary parenchyma or in the mediastinum. When bronchogenic cysts are located in the mediastinum, they are usually near the bronchus or esophagus, and rarely located in the retroperitoneal space. It is difficult to differentiate between bronchogenic cysts and benign cysts prior to surgert. We report here on a patient for who had a mass in the retroperitoneum, with the preoperative diagnosis being a benign neurogenic tumor. Via left open thoracotomy, pathologic reports revealed that the mass was a bronchogenic cyst. We report here on the case of a bronchogenic cyst that was located in the retroperitoneal space of the diaphragm.

Keyword

Cysts; Bronchogenic cysts; Retroperitoneal neoplasm

MeSH Terms

Bronchi
Bronchogenic Cyst
Diaphragm
Esophagus
Humans
Mediastinum
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms
Retroperitoneal Space
Thoracotomy
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